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"Be quiet! What did the man mean?""Pen! ... Pen!" he cried amazed and full of delight. Then added quaintly in a voice of reproof: "You're talking wildly!"
There was a peremptory knock on the door of Pen's room. The lovers pressed hands and parted. Slipping through the door, Don closed it noiselessly and turned the key."Pen, Pen, don't leave me!" he said imploringly. "That would be the last straw! ... Don't leave me to brood over my own hatefulness."
The hours after supper were very hard for Pen to put in. Her plans were complete now, but she needed darkness and quiet to put them into motion. Somebody had brought their mail over from the Island, and Pendleton was absorbed in the latest accounts of the Counsell case. There was nothing about Broome's Point as yet save the bare announcement that Counsell had turned up there in a canoe. Pen was obliged to read the paper too, though it nauseated her. This day's story contained nothing of especial significance. There was an interview with Ernest Riever the millionaire who had put up the reward for Counsell's capture. Pen determined to ask Don about him."Such a good valise," objected the prudent Pen. "Couldn't you just load the stones in the canoe?"
He was trying to make her beg for the railway. What most fascinated and provoked him in her was his inability to make her ask him for anything, or take anything from him. Everybody else in the world asked him for things one way or another.As he spoke the man with the rope said: "I've got it!" And started to haul in.
Pen followed up her advantage quickly. "Obviously a crude attempt to get the reward for himself," she said.
"Well, if you are you're a new type. I know them all. What did you get me down among the orioles for? Nobody down here's got anything on me.""You are polite," said Pen.
"Nothing whatever," said Pen.The ever-present fear leaped to her lips. "You're thinking of giving yourself up!"
"What are you doing in the house at this hour?" she demanded.